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Research Publications (Food Safety)

The Food Safety Publications tracks research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. The research publications are tracked across six categories: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, Produce Safety, and Viruses. Articles produced by USDA Grant Funding Agencies and FDA Grant Funding Agencies are also tracked.

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  1. Genomic insights into host and parasite interactions during intracellular infection by Toxoplasma gondii

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Netha Ulahannan, Ronald Cutler, Reanna Doña-Termine, Claudia A. Simões-Pires, N. Ari Wijetunga, Matthew McKnight Croken, Andrew D. Johnston, Yu Kong, Shahina B. Maqbool, Masako Suzuki, John M. Greally

      • Parasites
      • Toxoplasma gondii
  2. Effect of antibiotics and sanitizers on Salmonella biofilms associated with seafood contact surfaces

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Microbiological Research
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  3. Quantitative assessment of Campylobacter spp. levels with real-time PCR methods at different stages of the broiler food chain

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Microbiology
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Campylobacter
  4. Microencapsulated Bacteriophages Incorporated in Feed for Salmonella Control in Broilers

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Veterinary Microbiology
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  5. Transcriptomic analysis reveals the antibacterial mechanism of phenolic compounds from kefir fermented soy whey against Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • International Journal of Food Microbiology
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Listeria monocytogenes
  6. Cadmium induces liver dysfunction and ferroptosis through the endoplasmic stress-ferritinophagy axis

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  7. Antimicrobial effect of a drinking water additive comprising four organic acids on Campylobacter load in broilers and monitoring of bacterial susceptibility

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Poultry Science
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Campylobacter
  8. Time-Lagged Correlation Analysis of Shellfish Toxicity Reveals Predictive Links to Adjacent Areas, Species, and Environmental Conditions

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) is an acute intoxication caused by the consumption of contaminated shellfish, which is common in many regions of the world. To safeguard human health, most countries implement programs focused on the surveillance of toxic phytoplankton abundance and shellfish toxicity levels, an effort that can be complemented by a deeper understanding of the underlying phenomena.

      • Natural toxins
      • Shellfish toxins
  9. Application of Non-Aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus for the Biological Control of Aflatoxin Contamination in China

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • Biological control through the application of competitive non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus (A. flavus) to the soil during peanut growth is a practical method for controlling aflatoxin contamination. However, appropriate materials need to be found to reduce the cost of biocontrol products. In this study, a two-year experiment was conducted under field conditions in China, using a native non-aflatoxigenic strain to explore its effect.

      • Natural toxins
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
  10. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of New Heteroaryl(aryl) Thiazole Derivatives Molecular Docking Studies

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Herein, we report the design, synthesis, and evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of new heteroaryl (aryl) thiazole derivatives. The design was based on a molecular hybridization approach. The in vitro evaluation revealed that these compounds demonstrated moderate antibacterial activity. The best activity was achieved for compound 3, with MIC and MBC in the range of 0.23–0.7 and 0.47–0.94 mg/mL, respectively.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  11. Organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides may induce brain cancer through oxidative stress

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxicology and Industrial Health
    • In this study, oxidative stress was investigated as the possible mechanism of action of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) in primary brain tumors (PBT).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  12. Stress response of Salmonella Montevideo adapted to red pepper powders at various humidities and resistance to near-infrared heating

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Research International
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  13. Saltatory rolling circle amplification assay for simple and visual detection of Listeria monocytogenes in milk and milk products

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • International Dairy Journal
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Listeria monocytogenes
  14. Indigenous earthworms and gut bacteria are superior to chemical amendments in the remediation of cadmium-contaminated seleniferous soils

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  15. Possible Toxic Mechanisms of Deoxynivalenol (DON) Exposure to Intestinal Barrier Damage and Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota in Laying Hens

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • Deoxynivalenol is one the of most common mycotoxins in cereals and grains and causes a serious health threat to poultry and farm animals. Our previous study found that DON decreased the production performance of laying hens. It has been reported that DON could exert significant toxic effects on the intestinal barrier and microbiota.

      • Natural toxins
      • Mycotoxins
  16. Virulence Potential of Biofilm-Producing Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus coagulans Causing Skin Infections in Companion Animals

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Coagulase-positive staphylococci (CoPS) account for most bacteria-related pyoderma in companion animals. Emergence of methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP), Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Staphylococcus coagulans (MRSC), often with multidrug-resistant (MDR) phenotypes, is a public health concern. The study collection comprised 237 staphylococci (S. pseudintermedius (n = 155), S. aureus (n = 55) and S.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  17. RNase III-CLASH brings bacterial RNA networks into focus

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Trends in Microbiology
    • Bacterial small RNAs have emerged as crucial regulators in complex networks controlling diverse phenotypes. Two groups, Mediati et al. and McKellar et al., have leveraged CLASH technology and the global regulatory potential of RNase III to build a rich landscape of RNA interactions in Staphylococcus aureus, revealing post-transcriptional control of virulence and new mechanistic themes for exploration.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  18. Dual effects of zearalenone on aflatoxin B1–induced liver and mammary gland toxicity in pregnant and lactating rats

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
      • Natural toxins
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
  19. Berberine at sub-inhibitory concentration inhibits biofilm dispersal in Staphylococcus aureus

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Microbiology
    • is a major human pathogen, which has multiple drug resistance and can cause serious infections.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  20. Comparative genomics of Staphylococcus capitis reveals species determinants

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Microbiology
    • Staphylococcus capitis is primarily described as a human skin commensal but is now emergent as an opportunistic pathogen isolated from the bloodstream and prosthetic joint infections, and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)-associated sepsis. We used comparative genomic analyses of S.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  21. Molecular Detection and Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii from Pigs for Human Consumption in Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces, Eastern China

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
      • Parasites
      • Toxoplasma gondii
  22. Effect of Lactose and Milk Protein on Thermal Resistance of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 and Salmonella in Dairy Powders

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Microbial challenge studies using nonpathogenic surrogates provide a practical means for validating thermally based pathogen controls for low-moisture foods (LMFs). Because the relative thermal resistance, or kill ratio, of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 (a nonpathogenic surrogate) to Salmonella is greatly influenced by food composition, this study assessed relative thermal resistance of a five-strain Salmonella cocktail and E.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  23. Identification of Microcrustaceans as Potential Bioindicators of Arsenic in Tropical Water Bodies

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • We investigated microcrustaceans inhabiting arsenic contaminated and non-contaminated freshwater to identify potential bioindicators of arsenic contamination in the tropical freshwater of Matehuala in northern Mexico. We collected water, sediment, and zooplankton, at five sampling points during three sampling campaigns. We determined water temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, salinity, and total arsenic concentration in water.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  24. Can Red Yeast (Sporidiobolus pararoseus) Be Used as a Novel Feed Additive for Mycotoxin Binders in Broiler Chickens?

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • Mycotoxin-contaminated feeds may negatively affect broiler chickens' health; hence, a sustainable approach to achieve mycotoxin elimination is necessary. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of red yeast (Sporidiobolus pararoseus; RY) as a novel mycotoxin binder in broilers. A total of 1440 one-week-old male broiler chicks were randomly assigned to 12 treatments in a 3 × 4 factorial design.

      • Natural toxins
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
  25. Transduction of stx2a mediated by phage (Φ11-3088) from Escherichia coli O104:H4 in vitro and in situ during sprouting of mung beans

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • International Journal of Food Microbiology
    • Escherichia coli O104:H4 strain 11-3088 encoding Stx2a is epidemiologically related to the foodborne outbreak associated with sprouts in Germany, 2011. Sprouting provides suitable conditions for bacterial growth and may lead to transduction of non-pathogenic strains of E. coli with Stx phages. Although transduction of E. coli by Stx phages in food has been documented, data on the phages from E. coli O104:H4 is limited.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli